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03-05

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Painting the Black: The Flawed Free Agents Who Are Left
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R.J. Anderson

07-05

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Thome Trade Tests AL-Only Managers
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Derek Carty

07-05

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What the Contenders Need
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R.J. Anderson, Jeff Euston and Kevin Goldstein

06-30

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Transaction Analysis: Orioles Get America's Favorite DH
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R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

06-15

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The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, June 15
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Andrew Koo and Hudson Belinsky

05-03

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Collateral Damage Daily: Thursday, May 3
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Corey Dawkins

04-03

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Painting the Black: 2012 Milestones Watch
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R.J. Anderson

09-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 23
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Larry Granillo

08-18

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The Lineup Card: 11 Memorable Breakdowns, Antics, and Tirades
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Baseball Prospectus

08-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 15
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Larry Granillo

07-19

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Expanded Horizons: What's it Thome?
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Tommy Bennett

09-08

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Bound
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Jay Jaffe

09-08

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The Unappreciated Slugger
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Brandon Warne

08-23

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The Week in Quotes: August 16-22
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Alex Carnevale

08-20

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One-Hoppers: Hitting the Jim
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Ben Lindbergh

08-20

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On the Beat: Going Green
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John Perrotto

04-30

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Cases
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Jay Jaffe

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: AL-brand Catsup
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Christina Kahrl

06-27

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Prospectus Game of the Week: Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox, June 23, 2006
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Derek Jacques

12-02

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Transaction Analysis: November 23-December 1
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Christina Kahrl

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

01-21

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Aim For The Head: Three True Outcomes, 2003
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Keith Woolner

10-28

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Internet Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

04-17

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Prospectus Today: Hiding Your Weakness
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Joe Sheehan

02-14

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Team Health Reports: Team Health Report: Philadelphia Phillies
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Will Carroll

01-03

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The 2003 Free Agent Market
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Nate Silver

12-03

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The Daily Prospectus: Thome and Foulke
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Derek Zumsteg

10-23

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Internet Baseball Awards: AL Player of the Year
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Greg Spira

08-21

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The Daily Prospectus: Notes from Around the Majors
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Gary Huckabay

11-07

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Some reasons why Jim Thome is not a household name despite approaching 600 career home runs.

Jim Thome hit three home runs over the holiday weekend to move into sole possession of the ninth spot on the all-time home run list with 585. The last of those blasts, Thome’s 21st of the season, provided the final margin of victory as the Twins defeated the Royals 5-4 to move a season-high 24 games over .500. Thome’s home run Tuesday night tied him with Frank Robinson for seventh on the all-time list.

Thome has been a godsend for the Twins this season, compiling a stunning .275/.399/.621 line while mirroring the production of the man whose lineup spot he is occupying, early AL MVP favorite Justin Morneau. In fact, since Morneau suffered a concussion July 7 in Toronto, Thome has battered opposing pitchers to the tune of a 1.090 OPS with extra-base hits coming at a rate of about one every six at-bats. Thome’s .343 TAv this season is runner up to his monstrous 2002 campaign (.304/.445/.677) and his 3.6 WARP is also very good considering he’s only pushing 300 plate appearances for the season. Moreover, his 1020 OPS is also historically good for a 39-year old, as it has been eclipsed by only Barry Bonds, Ted Williams (twice), and Hank Aaron. Elite company, indeed.

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Concerns about the draft process highlight the chatter around baseball.

IF ONLY BASEBALL HAD A COMMISSIONER

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A Hall-worthy slugger enjoys a late-career renaissance.

In the wake of his monster walk-off blast at the expense of death-to-lefties Matt Thornton and the division-rival White Sox, there’s been a good deal of discussion around the interwebs about whether Jim Thome has been the best bargain of last offseason’s free-agent market (which at least one enlightened observer was wise enough to predict before the calendar flipped to February). Ozzie Guillen clearly isn’t convinced, but at a current return of ~$550,000/win, Thome has given the Twins little cause for buyer’s re-MORP.

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August 20, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: Going Green

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John Perrotto

The Cubs continue their youth movement in full force, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

"Wait 'til next year" has been the Cubs' rallying cry since before ever even christening Wrigley Field. The Cubs, after all, haven't won a World Series in 102 years or been to the Fall Classic since 1945. This isn't their year either, as they are 20 ½ games behind in the National League Central and selling off parts on a regular basis.

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April 30, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Cooperstown Cases

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Jay Jaffe

Among active players, who's helping themselves, and whose cases are a bit more problematic?

During last Friday's chat, I was treated to a heaping helping of Hall of Fame-related questions, including a few that I didn't have time or space to answer. In light of a few recent milestones and some hot- and cold-running starts, I though it might be a good time to devote a column to the JAWS cases of these players, who form the core of the most frequently inquired about among my readers. If you're new to the JAWS (Jaffe WARP Score) system, it's designed to compare each player with those already in the Hall of Fame at his position using career and peak (seven best seasons) WARP3 totals, and to learn more you can check here and here for the nuts and bolts.

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May 29, 2007 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: AL-brand Catsup

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Christina Kahrl

Swinging over to the junior circuit, Christina tries to make some sense of some roster disasters and damage control.

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A rematch of the World Champs and the NL pennant winners is what Derek's clicker dials up this time around.

It's been a busy week for both ballclubs. The Astros had the season debut of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens on Thursday, making the decision to have Clemens go against the Minnesota Twins at home, rather than pitch against the White Sox in Chicago. Clemens was hardly dominant in a game where young phenom Francisco Liriano emerged victorious.

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December 2, 2005 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: November 23-December 1

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Christina Kahrl

Christina details a few teams who were most enthusiastic about relievers, and breaks down a few trades and signings of note leading into the Winter Meetings.

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Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards. The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings. Hitters: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (Avg/OBP/SLG/RARP/VORP) Pitchers: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (ERA, IP, SNWAR or ARP, VORP)

Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards.

The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings.

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Periodically, Baseball Prospectus pays homage to the "Three True Outcomes" and those players who excel at creating them. A long-time inside joke at rec.sport.baseball, discussion of the Three True Outcomes (or TTO) has appeared on the pages of BP for years. In short, the Three True Outcomes are plate appearances that end with events that do not involve the fielders: the home run, the walk, and the strikeout. Somewhat ironically, the TTO have gained prominence in recent years with Voros McCracken's controversial (and oft-misstated) theory that pitchers do not differ significantly from each other on their ability to prevent hits on balls in play; thus making their primary differentiators of value the rates of strikeouts, walks, and home runs they allow. But the Three True Outcomes are, at their core, a celebration of hitters, epitomized by the patron saint of the TTO, and the prototype for early BP book covers, Rob Deer. With that in mind, we start with a list of the top hitters for 2003, according to the percentage of their plate appearances that ended with a True Outcome.

In short, the Three True Outcomes are plate appearances that end with events that do not involve the fielders: the home run, the walk, and the strikeout. Somewhat ironically, the TTO have gained prominence in recent years with Voros McCracken's controversial (and oft-misstated) theory that pitchers do not differ significantly from each other on their ability to prevent hits on balls in play; thus making their primary differentiators of value the rates of strikeouts, walks, and home runs they allow.

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October 28, 2003 12:00 am

Internet Baseball Awards

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Ryan Wilkins

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results...

As many of our readers were submitting their ballots for the annual Internet Baseball Awards, 11 Baseball Prospectus authors went into the polling booths themselves, voicing their opinions on who should win the major baseball awards this year. Here are the results:

National League Player of the Year

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April 17, 2003 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Hiding Your Weakness

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Joe Sheehan

The Phillies are 9-6, tied for first in the NL East. Even after a couple of low-scoring nights against the Marlins, they lead the world in runs scored. I mention that because this is going to seem like a strange time to pick on their offense. Bear with me. In my NL East preview, I wrote the following: "It is interesting to look at the Phillies' lineup and see just how many slots have major platoon issues. Jim Thome and Bobby Abreu routinely lose 150 to 300 points of slugging against lefties, while Polanco and Mike Lieberthal are everyday players in name only; neither hits right-handers well enough to justify his lineup spot or salary. The Phillies might get away with this during the regular season, but it's hard to envision them winning a short playoff series against a good manager, one willing to exploit these weaknesses." Here are the career platoon splits, through Tuesday, for the eight Phillies starters and their current center fielder. They're listed in the most common order in which they've appeared.

In my NL East preview, I wrote the following:

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